As young readers journey into the natural world, they will discover that numbers, patterns, shapes - and much more! - can be found by observing everyday plants and animals.
What if animals and plants knew math, just like you? Would leaves fall in patterns? Would whales enter a race? In Counting on Fall, the first title in the Math in Nature series by award-winning author Lizann Flatt, nature comes to life to help children grasp concepts of number sense and numeration. The engaging "What if?" format of this informational picture book is sure to delight five- to seven-year-olds.
About the Author
Lizann Flatt has written many information books for children, including The Nature Treasury and Let’s Go! A former editor of chickaDEE Magazine, her children’s writing has won many honors, including a Distinguished Achievement Award from The Association of Educational Publishers. She lives in Muskoka, Ontario.
Ashley Barron is a Toronto-based illustrator who specializes in cut-paper collage. Her award-winning illustrations have appeared in a variety of magazines, children’s publications, websites, posters, animations, and set designs. She has a deep appreciation for nature and finds inspiration in the vast Boreal Forest.
Each of the four books in the Math in Nature series will cover one season of the year and one area of the math curriculum. Colorful, cut-paper collage art uniquely evokes the natural world, while two levels of text - one a lyrical story, the other asking children to problem-solve - bring the reader to a full understanding of the math concept being covered.
Parents and teachers who want to promote better math skills will be pleased to have a seasonal story that also accomplishes this goal.--Katie Fitzgerald "Story Time Secrets "